Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Training
Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Houlton Regional Hospital
Houlton ‚ Maine
Description of Event:
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9:00 - 10:45 Introduction to SPR
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Core Skills Introduction
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 2:45 Teaching Core Skills
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:30 Core Skills Practice
SPR is an evidence informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults and families in the weeks and months following disaster and exposure to trauma. This training offers SPR with a skills development approach, useful after the time when Psychological First Aid is utilized. SPR is designed to foster effective coping with post-disaster stresses by utilizing several core skill sets to promote the recovery of survivors, prevent maladaptive behaviors and prioritize a survivor’s resilience while focusing on individual needs and capabilities.
- Protect the mental health of disaster survivors
- Enhance survivors’ abilities to address their needs and concerns
- Teach skills to promote the recovery of survivors
- Prevent maladaptive behaviors while identifying and prioritizing a survivor’s needs
1. Identify and prioritize survivor’s needs
2. Assist survivors in learning core skills by teaching:
Promoting positive activities
Promoting helpful thinking
Rebuilding healthy social connections
This is a skills-based training that presents the concepts developed by The National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, and authored by (in alphabetical order): Berkowitz, S., Bryand, R., Brymer, M., Hamblen, J., Jacobs, A., Layne, C., Macy, R., Osofsky, H., Pynoos, R., Ruzek, J., Steinberg, A., Vernberg, E., & Watson, P. in Skills for Psychological Recovery: Field Operations Guide, (2010).
Mental health and substance abuse providers, psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, spiritual care providers, first responders, and other individuals who wish to learn more about the behavioral health response to disasters or are interested in joining the Maine Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team.
Psychology: AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6.25 hours of continuing education.
LADC Alcohol and Drug Counselors: AdCare Educational Institute is a recognized Sponsor of Continuing Education Activities by the Maine State Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Through this recognition the training has been approved for 6.25 contact hours (.625 CEU’s). AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. has been designated an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC (National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors).
Social Worker & Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors: Retain a copy of the certificate of completion, which you will receive at the close of the training, and a copy of the agenda to provide to the Maine State Board of Social Workers or Maine State Board of Counseling Professionals. Provision of these two documents is necessary for the Board of Social Workers and Board of Counseling Professionals to issue continuing education credit. (The Board of Social Worker Licensure and Board of Counseling Professionals no longer pre-approves continuing education.) Total hours of training = 6.25 hours.
For more information, contact:
Tammy McLaughlin, AdCare Educational Institute of Maine
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